Antigua and Barbuda Travel Overview

Antigua and Barbuda Travel Overview

Important facts

Capital: Saint John’s

Official language: English

Currency: dollar

Continent: North America

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Discover the Caribbean

Antigua is a popular port for world sailors and deep-sea fishermen.


According to Countryaah,  the island nation’s closest neighbors are Puerto Rico and the uninhabited island of Redonda.


Located in the Caribbean Sea, you can count on pleasantly warm water all year round. The area is therefore ideal for diving and sailing trips and beach holidays. The region is also very popular among deep-sea fishermen.

Important facts

Capital: Saint John’s

Official language: English


Currency (sub-unit)

Dollars (100 cents)

ISO 4217 code

XCD / 951

Continent: North America

Geo coordinates: N 17 ° 3 ‘38.9 ” W -61 ° -47’ -47.1″

Highest mountain: Boggy Peak (402 m)

Total area: 443 km²

Mainland: 443 km²

Coastline: 153 km


Dependency: Great Britain until 1981

UN member since: 1981

Other political affiliation: Commonwealth

Form of government: Parliamentary monarchy


Antigua and Barbuda GDP - gross domestic product

Export goods: Textiles, electronics

BSP: $ 829,000,000

GDP: $ 1,047,000,000

Electricity consumption: 109 million KWh

Oil consumption: 3,700 million m³

Cultivation area: 22.73%

Demographic data

Residents: 69,100

Residents in cities: 25,600

Average age: 30 years

0-14 years: 27.6%

15-64 years: 68.5%

> 65 years: 3.9%

Population growth: 0.55%

Birth rate: 17.26 / 1,000 residents

Death rate: 5.37 / 1,000 residents

Migration: -6.08 / 1,000 residents

Ratio men / women: 1

Fertility: 2.24 children / woman

Infant mortality: 18.86 ‰

Life expectancy men: 69.78 years

Life expectancy women: 74.66 years

Country codes and abbreviations

ISO 3166 Alpha 2: AG

ISO 3166 Alpha 3: ATG

ISO 3166 numeric: 28

Top Level Domain: ag

IOC country code: ANT


Source: Abbreviationfinder


Merchant fleet (ships over 1,000 GRT): 1.011


Number of doctors: 80

Daily food intake: 2,440 kcal / resident


Illiteracy: 13%


Foundation: 1981

Last sovereign since: 1981


Main religious group: Christians


Arriving by plane

Scheduled flights to

Antigua and Barbuda are served by several international airlines, including
Lufthansa (LH) (Internet:,
British Airways (BA) (Internet:,
Swiss International (LX) (Internet:,
Air France (AF) (Internet:,
American Airlines (AA) (Internet:,
United Airlines (UA) and
Delta Airlines (DL) (Internet:
Caribbean Airlines (Internet: flies from London to Antigua. LIAT (LI) (Internet: offers regular scheduled flights from Antigua to over 20 destinations in the Caribbean.

Cheap flights
Condor (DE) flies from Germany to Antigua.

Departure fee

50 EC $ or about 20 US $ on departure. Children under 16 years of age and transit travelers who continue their journey within 24 hours are exempt.

Arrival by ship

The deep-water port of St. John’s is used in particular by cruise ships from the USA, Puerto Rico, South America and Europe. Combined flight-cruise programs are offered by Holland America (Internet:, Royal Caribbean (Internet:, Celebrity (Internet:, Cunard (Internet: www., Norwegian (Internet: and Princess Cruises (Internet: Numerous smaller ships go to other Caribbean islands.


Traveling by plane

Aircraft chartering is possible. There is a small aircraft runway near Codrington on Barbuda.

On the way by car / bus

The road network is relatively well developed, on Barbuda, the less touristically developed island, there are only sandy roads. Caution is advised in traffic because of stray animals, potholes and sometimes winding roads.

Rental cars can be rented from international and local companies, including Avis, Budget and Hertz, in Antigua and Barbuda. Some companies also rent mopeds and bicycles. There is a daily fee with no mileage limit. Documents: A driver’s license is required, which is issued for a fee of around US $ 20 and the presentation of your own driver’s license at the local police or car rental companies. This is valid for three months.

Bus: minibuses run irregularly between the villages. The bus station in St. John’s is in the market square. The drivers draw attention to themselves by honking their horns and each time they wait for a full load. The buses run on set routes and stop as desired.

Standard tariffs apply to taxis. US dollars are preferred.

Traffic regulations:

left-hand traffic.

Speed limits:
Outside built-up areas: 88 km / h.